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on >>> and starstruck. an annual meteor shower puts on a dazzling display of lights. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. welcome to our viewers across the nation, including the pacific time zone. i'm lynn berry. and today we begin with an energized race. from their respective battleground states, the president and his number two traded jabs with team romney/ryan yesterday. they are just 12 weeks to go until november, and all the biggest issues are fair game from energy and jobs to medicare and wall street. nbc's steve handelsman has more. >> reporter: they clashed over energy, barack obama in iowa, mitt romney in ohio with coal miners, slamming the president for toughening regulations. >> if you don't believe in coal, if you don't believe in energy independence for america, then say it. >> reporter: wind is one alternative the president pushed. >> the wind industry now supports 7,000 jobs here in iowa. that's worth fighting for. that's what's at stake right now. >> reporter: an election about big choices. that was the president's theme on his iowa tour. a
news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening, as you may have heard, they're calling this a choice election we're having. two clear choices for voters. that was clear today on the campaign trail. the attacks are sharpening now that the tickets are complete. there was a little bit of everything today, some humor some anger, and an attempt to open up a new front on issues. and all the while the scrutiny is just now getting cranked up on paul ryan, the new man on the gop ticket. we begin tonight with nbc's peter alexander, traveling with the romney campaign tonight in ohio. peter, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening to you. we have witnessed these two campaigns battle it out over health care, immigration, women, and today they engaged over energy, presenting two vastly different visions for the future. mitt romney today staked out the foothills of the ohio river valley, where underground mines snake 400 feet below, to accuse the president of launching a war on coal. >> this is a time for truth. if you don't believe in coal, if you don't believ
it is president obama who threatens the future of medicare. nbc's ron mott starts us off from the villages in central florida. ron, good evening. >> reporter: hey, lester. good evening to you. this was perhaps the biggest challenge of paul ryan's eight-day, seven-state tour of america's political battleground. for good measure today, he brought in some reinforcements. >> say hi to my mom betty. >> reporter: with his 78-year-old mom by his side, paul ryan made the case for sweeping medicare reform in a place touted as the world's largest retirement community. >> like a lot of americans, when i think about medicare it's not just a program. it's not just a bunch of numbers. it's what my mom relies on. >> reporter: a part-time floridian, her visit helped personalize a heated debate between the campaigns that today got personal among voters. >> yes, let's keep obama -- unions -- >> let's put a few more million in a swiss bank account. >> he made it on his own at least. >> reporter: ryan's visit here, his first since being named mitt romney's running mate a week ago was viewed by many as crucial
the olympics right here on nbc bay area. in the newsroom, i'm steven stock, nbc bay area news. >> and tough a story for "the investigative unit," call the tip line at 888-996-8477. you can also e-mail us at theunit@nbcbayarea.com. >>> oakland mayor jean quan is defending herself tonight to nbc bay area after a "new york times" interview cast her in a controversial light. nbc bay area's arturo santiago's in oakland to explain for us. arturo? >> reporter: well, diane, we're here at the art and soul festival in downtown oakland. this is where we were able to catch up with mayor quan and ask her directly about how she was quoted in "new york times" magazine. now, the mayor's office actually has a booth here at the festival. the magazine article is online, and the print version will be released tomorrow. it's mainly about the city of oakland being a refuge for radical america. now, part of it does look at the mayor's relationship with occupy oakland and the raid, the police raid on october 25th to clear the encampment. the article quotes mayor quan as saying, "i was out of town. they closed down
. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. from the international broadcast center here in london's olympic park, it's a huge night of celebration here where the summer games will draw to a soaring and high-spirited finish with the much-anticipated closing ceremony. but while things here are winding down, back home the race for president is winding up in earnest. as mitt romney and his newly appointed running mate congressman paul ryan on the road hoping to keep the momentum going from yesterday's surprise announcement. but as the new gop duo try to seize the debate and frame their attack on the president democrats and team obama framing their own critical narrative about the ryan pick. our political team is in place. nbc's ron mott is traveling with the romney ticket an joining us from wisconsin outside milwaukee. ron? >> reporter: hey there, lester. good evening to you. yesterday, of course, voters awoke to the news that mitt romney had selected wisconsin congressman paul ryan as his vp pick to much fanfare. today after a full day to relish, president obama jumped
restoration go horribly wrong. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and very good morning to you. welcome to our viewers across the nation including the pacific time zone. i'm veronica de la cruz. today we begin with a storm threat. the possibility of a direct impact has florida officials urging residents to prepare now. nbc's curt gregory has the latest. >> reporter: wind and rain in puerto rico. a glancing blow from tropical storm isaac as the system meanders across the caribbean. warnings are in effect for the dominican republic and in haiti where aid groups are mobilizing to assist the thousands of people still struggling in make-shift shelters 2 1/2 years after an earthquake destroyed the capitol city. >> the next 24 hours will be very critical of course for the population of haiti and the international red cross is extremely concerned. >> reporter: concern is spreading throughout florida as well. the latest projection map shows the state feeling the storm's force as early as sunday. in cape coral firemen wasted no time in securing a storm curtain around city hall. >>
paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. welcome to our viewers across the nation, including the pacific time zone. i'm lynn berry. and today we begin with health and taxes. the battle over medicare continued on the campaign trail yesterday with teams obama and romney trying to convince voters young and old that their plan is the most financially fit. meanwhile a mitt romney bombshell about his personal tax rate has sparked fresh controversy. nbc's claire leka joins us from washington with more on all of this. claire, good morning. >> good morning to you, lynn. yes, mitt romney called the interest in his personal tax returns, quote, small-minded, but if the obama campaign has their way they will keep the focus on romney's millions front and center. you could call it taxgate. republican presidential hopeful mitt romney says he won't release more tax returns. but while explaining how his medicare plan would work using a whiteboard in south carolina yesterday, he did give his clearest explanation yet of what he's paid to uncle sam. >> i did go back and look
rock one of the nation's most prestigious institutions. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. welcome to our viewers across the nation including the pacific time zone. i'm lynn berry. and today we begin with the republican nominee. in what may be the most important speech of his political career, mitt romney accepted the gop presidential nomination in tampa last night, arguing he is the hope and change candidate, not president obama. nbc's steve handelsman reports. >> reporter: the warm-up act was clint eastwood, more swagger, a gravelier voice, but the romney message about barack obama. >> when somebody does not do the job, we've got to let them go. >> reporter: in the most important speech of his life, mitt romney first tried to first talk voters watching at home out of sticking with president obama. >> i wish president obama had succeeded because i want america to succeed. we deserve better. my children deserve better! my family deserves better! my country deserves better! to the majority of americans who now believe that the future will not be b
in china welcomes a brand new bundle of joy. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and very good morning to you. welcome to our viewers across the nation including the pacific time zone. i'm veronica de la cruz. today we begin with tracking isaac. folks from new orleans to florida panhandle are watching and waiting as isaac makes its way into the gulf of mexico. forecasters say by the time isaac makes landfall, it could be a dangerous category 2 hurricane. nbc's jay gray reports. >> reporter: isaac continues to intensify in the gulf. wind and rain thrashing florida for much of the day. >> we're very vulnerable. we're only about two feet above sea level. >> reporter: thousands are without power. officials have reported mandatory evacuations in many coastal communities. to this point florida has only seen a glancing blow. >> a large area at risk here. >> reporter: isaac is a massive storm with wind stretching out more than 350 miles. as the forecast of the storm shifts, so does the focus. governors have declared states of emergency in florida, alabama, mississippi, an
news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. brian is off tonight. i'm lester holt. it happened again. american troops shot and killed by those they've been trained to trust. afghan security forces who were supposed to be working alongside the u.s. and nato troops. in fact, there were two so-called insider attacks in afghanistan today, including one that left two u.s. soldiers dead. since last year the number of cases of afghan forces turning their weapons on u.s. and other nato troops has risen steadily and has tonight prompted orders from the pentagon for u.s. service members to keep their guns at the ready even in places they might assume to be safe. we have two reports beginning in kabul with nbc. >> reporter: good evening lester. today's attack was the latest in a series of attacks that have claimed dozens of american lives. the pentagon also today saying u.s. service members here are required to carry fully loaded magazines in their weapons at all times. today's attack occurred in western afghanistan, farah province. according to officials u.s
crucial ice in the arctic ocean to record lows. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. welcome to our viewers across the nation, including the pacific time zone. today we begin with the gathering storm. as isaac takes aim at new orleans, the next 24 hours will determine just as destructive this storm will be. nbc's danielle lee joins us from new orleans. danielle, good morning. >> good morning, lynn. it's starting out as a relatively calm morning in new orleans. people are not letting that deceive them. many people have laid out sand bags and many other precautions ahead of the storm. >> the sound of drills and hammering could be heard throughout low lying areas of the gulf. people are bracing their homes for the heavy winds and rains being brought by isaac. >> we're just going to stick it out. now we have the sand bags. that may help. >> reporter: some in new orleans sticking it out and putting their trust into levies that failed following hurricane katrina seven years ago. isaac will be the first major test of the $14 billion makeover to new orleans'
. >>> "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. tonight it is official, the federal government says the current outbreak of west nile virus is the largest in the u.s. right now there are four times the usual number of cases. what's worse is very few people are exempt from this because it's now been found in just about every state in this country. some numbers here, over 11 cases -- over 1100 cases reported in 38 states in all. texas and the lower mississippi delta area have been hit the worst. unbelievably 41 people have died from it so far. that's part of the problem, it's early yet in the west nile season. that's why the numbers from the feds today got the attention of a lot of people. we begin tonight with nbc's janet shamlian. she's just outside houston. hey, janet, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening. this is hooks airport. it's one of the command centers in the battle against west nile. tonight after dark planes will take off from here and spray tens of thousands of acres to battle this virus from the air. the west nile vi
comedian phyllis diller. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. welcome to our viewers across the nation, including the pacific time zone. i'm lynn berry. today we begin with mounting pressure. despite more prominent republicans criticizing him congressman todd akin says he will not drop out of the u.s. senate race in missouri, but after his comments about what he called legitimate rape, akin is facing louder calls from gop officials for him to step aside. steve handelsman has the story. >> reporter: the issue of abortion rights for the victims of rape is posing possible damage to the ryan romney presidential campaign with women voters. they mostly back president obama, who weighed in. >> his comments were offensive. rape is rape. >> reporter: it was republican congressman todd akin running for a senate seat in missouri who set off the firestorm. he was arguing against abortion rights for sexual assault victims. >> it seems to me, first of all, from what i understand from doctors, that's really rare. if it's legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to sh
yang, nbc news, oak creek, wisconsin. >>> this is pete williams in washington. researchers say wade michael page popped up in the white supremacist world 12 years ago playing in two bands associated with racist skinheads. although there is no known record he ever advocated violence, an organization that tracks hate groups says he was deeply involved in a sub culture that did. >> they frequently talk about whites as the most endangered species on the planet and, you know, as they get more and more kind of hepped up about this people go out and start shooting. >> one of his bands was called end apathy and he told a website seven years ago he wanted to, quote, figure out how to end people's apathetic ways. military records show page enlisted in the army in 1992 but was discharged six years later for a drinking problem, ending his military career in north carolina at fort bragg. federal agents today searched a north carolina house where page lived for half of last year. a neighbor said he made antisemitic comments. he racked up an arrest record mostly for drunk driving. a neighbor who l
for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening, i'm david gregory in washington in for brian tonight. we begin with the eruption of gunfire and mayhem, just outside one of the world's most famous landmarks, a place that millions visit every year, the empire state building. this morning, right in the middle of rush hour as people were trying to get to work and tourists had already started lining up to visit the building's observatory high above manhattan. a man who had lost his job nearby unleashed a deadly revenge attack on a former co-worker, and that triggered a hail of gunfire that in the end left nine innocent people hurt. it was the latest eruption of gun violence in a summer that has seen far too much of it. we begin tonight with nbc's lester holt at the empire state building. lester? >> reporter: david, i walk by this stretch of fifth avenue on a regular basis and i can tell you at 9:00 in the morning it's about as busy as you see now, lots of tourists, lots of office workers. so the police officers who had to challenge an armed killer on these streets faced every cop's worst nigh
for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and very good morning to you. welcome to our viewers across the nation, including the pacific time zone. i'm veronica de la cruz. today we begin with crunch time. after a day of rest, both candidates in the presidential race are gearing up for a busy week on the campaign trail. president obama head to ohio tomorrow while mitt romney and paul ryan reunite in new hampshire with one week left before the republican convention. nbc's claire leka joins us with the details. claire, good morning to you. >> good morning to you, veronica. new hampshire is one of the 13 hotly contested states that will provide some results. it's reunion time. mitt romney and paul ryan pair up again in new hampshire this morning for a joint town hall meeting. this comes a full week before they were supposed to appear together again at the republican convention in tampa. >> they had at one point thought they would split up in the week before the convention but now they're going to be together. the dynamic duo out in new hampshire. >> reporter: both teams are battling it ou
paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello, and good morning. welcome to our viewers across the nation including the pacific time zone. i'm mara compo. today we begin with running mates. after a week of being side by side, romney and paul ryan will be campaigning solo until the republican convention. the two drew huge crowds last night in ryan's home state of wisconsin after making a pit stop in north carolina sunday morning. claire laka joins us with the details. >> reporter: good morning to you, mara. in their first interview together on "60 minutes" mitt romney made it clear that he was calling the shots and that the ticket would campaign on his budget. >> my veins run -- >> reporter: thousands of supporters turned out to welcome home wisconsin's native son and now presumptive republican vice presidential nominee. >> so when we win this election, we go fix this mess in washington. >> reporter: in the 48 hours since congressman paul ryan was added to the romney ticket, the gop presidential campaign has fired up. >> i guess you think i made the right decision, the right cho
department. i'm damian trujillo, nbc bay area news. >>> a life of luxury paid for with other people's money. that's the accusation a south bay realtor is facing tonight. she's behind bars accused of scamming more than a dozen people out of more than a million dollars. kimberly tere is live at the santa clara county district attorney' office with the elaborate scheme. kimberly. >> reporter: well, two of the people actually got together and figured it out and went to the d.a.'s office. the d.a.'s office says that they're concerned there could be a lot more victims out there. 50-year-old jo silve is accused of tricking 13 pope el out of $up wi $1.2 million. paul collins says she would tell investors she had homeowners that needed to barry money. the investors would be promised their money back plus interest, and the borrower's home would be used as collateral. >> there were documents showing that the borrowers had signed it. the problem is jo had lied to these people. >> reporter: collins said it appears she homeowners names and pocketed the money, spending it on clothing, expensive cars, a ho
as well. and law enforcement officials are telling nbc news details about this alleged gunman. they say he's a man in his 30s, he was wearing tactical gear when he carried out this attack, he was armed with a single handgun. and right now officials are searching what they believe to be his home, looking for clues about his motive. the 911 calls began at 10:25 a.m. gunfire at the sikh temple of wisconsin in oak creek. worshippers said one service had ended and another was about to begin. families were gathering with small children. >> our officer, a 20-year veteran, was ambushed, shot multiple times. he is currently at the hospital undergoing surgery. we expect him to recover. >> reporter: the officer was rushed to a milwaukee hospital along with at least nine other wounded victims. >> and another officer who was on the scene was engaged by the suspect. our officer did engage that individual, and that individual is deceased. >> reporter: authorities said they found four people dead inside the temple and two more bodies outside. in the chaos many people hid throughout the building. for hours
diller. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. it was an interview with a candidate on television, the kind of thing that happens every day during this campaign season but when the questioning turned to abortion in the case of rape the republican candidate for u.s. senate in missouri answered in a way he came to regret. suddenly it exploded well beyond the borders of missouri in this campaign season where every word counts. it's where we begin tonight with nbc's andrea mitchell. >> reporter: republicans fear their hopes for the white house and control of the senate could turn on what happened at a st. louis tv station when the host asked missouri republican senate front-runner todd akin, a sitting congressman, about abortion. >> what about in the case of rape? should it be legal or not? >> it seems to me first of all from what i understand from doctors that is really rare. if it's a legitimate rape the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. but let's assume maybe that didn't work or something. you know, i thin
news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. it is a topic that won't go away. in the hands of the democrats, it has dogged mitt romney from the start and may follow him all the way to the finish of this campaign. after a successful life in business and a private life of great wealth, mitt romney in public life has been unwilling to go public with his tax returns beyond the past two years. it came up again today as did the broader policy discussion that now team romney is running on and we begin here tonight with nbc's ron mott on the campaign trail in the critical state of ohio tonight. ron, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening to you. today mitt romney broke out a dry erase board in trying to explain his plan for the future of medicare which has become a front and center topic in this campaign. but questions about his taxes and those tax returns just keep on coming. mitt romney's tax burden trailed him to south carolina today prompting yet another response to allegations he paid little to no taxes over the past decade. >> if you g
. and with the political conventions around the corner, the chances of compromise seem slimmer than ever. nbc's brian mooar joins us from washington with details. >> reporter: members of congress are taking the break. meanwhile the countdown to fiscal calamity is ticking away. congress is getting ready to pack up and head home for the summer. leaving behind some serious work. >> the bill is passed. >> reporter: the republican-controlled house voted to extend the bush-era tax cuts to all americans. >> now is not the time to raise taxes in an economic climate when people are struggling. >> reporter: but that's a plan dead on arrival in the senate. house republicans are given more tax breaks to the richest 2% tax breaks they don't need and we can't afford. >> the house found a way to help drought-stricken farmers, but was unable to pass a farm bill. and help for the cash-strapped postal service will have to wait. but there's still time for finger-pointing. >> it's going to be referendum on the president's policies. >> reporter: both parties are gearing up for the political conventions and blaming each other.
. the state is offering those neighbors a new warning. nbc bay area's jodi hernandez is live in richmond with the latest for us. jodi? >> reporter: jessica, starting tomorrow, richmond's nevon community center here will become the site of chevron's new hope center. adjusters hired by chevron will be here starting at 9:00 tomorrow morning to take claims from folks. chevron says that if you file a claim, that will not prevent you from taking legal action against chevron. tonight, the state bar is urging folks who are seeking legal help to do their homework. >> still got a scratchy throat. >> reporter: patrick berry says he's been coughing and nauseous since monday's chevron refinery fire broke out. >> it's affected my respiratory system. i'm not breathing the same. >> reporter: berry is one of many people who have been lining up to see a richmond accident attorney, hoping to hold chevron accountable. >> if you don't have a lawyer, you're not going to be compensated in the right way. >> reporter: investigators with the state bar handed out fliers to people today, warning them to beware of a
>>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with lester holt. >>> tonight firefighters from california to idaho are locked in a dangerous dance with the weather as they search for an opening trying to get an upper hand on wildfires. the huge blaze east of boise, idaho has stalled on the door step of one resort village and now poses an additional threat to the west. it is one of several fires raging to the american west. one of the most brutal fire seasons anybody can recall. nbc's mike joins us. >> reporter: the most dangerous threat has been just north of here. that same fire now has other towns on high alert. as happens the shape and movements of idaho's fire have changed. when the occupants were given evacuation orders some feared the worst and vowed to stay until the very last minute. >> until i see fire come over the hill i will stay. >> this is a big investment for us. this is our retirement. >> reporter: the fire stalled two miles away leaving commander no choice but to wait before attacking the fire head on. >> it's just frustrating. th
carey and no doubt. then the giants and the cowboys at 7:00 -- 7:30 eastern here on nbc. your local news, except on the west coast, coming up. midnight eastern, it's an all-new "dateline." al michaels and cris collinsworth and michele tafoya. from our entire crew, good night from the medicine low lands. nbc bay area news starts now. >> it is an eerie site. tonight, tropical storm isaac is huge and on course to make land fall somewhere on the gulf coast this coming wednesday. that is also the seventh anniversary of hurricane katrina. good evening. let's go straight to the meteorologist right now who's been tracking that storm since it first formed in the atlantic? >> there's a little bit of good news. the storm is strengthening very slowly. it is still officially with the top wind gust that is 67 miles per hour with the national hurricane center just in five minutes ago, as the winds at 65 miles per hour. it does take it towards new orleans and over the next 48 hours, it's going to encounter very warm temperatures. that's the high ok tan. that's a period of strengtsenning. it's the path y
president. >>> and on air scare. a bat causes chaos in a canadian newsroom. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. and today we begin with disaster area. a down graded isaac continues to drench the gulf coast. now, president obama has declared disasters in mississippi and louisiana where as many as 70 people were rescued from the raging floodwaters. nbc's steve handelsman reports. >> reporter: it's been more than 24 hours of driving rain and violent winds. still, isaac shows no signs of ending its relentless attack on the gulf coast. >> we'll be dealing with the storm through early friday morning. >> reporter: but in many communities including blaparish survivors are already dealing with more than they can handle. >> i'm just exhausted and tired. >> reporter: more is on the way. downed trees and power lines have left more than 700,000 in louisiana alone without electricity and for many it may be a week or more before it's restored. in many areas, there are clear signs it will be difficult to get around. roadways, rivers, neighborhood
beginning in kabul with nbc. >> reporter: good evening lester. today's attack was the latest in a series of attacks that have claimed dozens of american lives. the pentagon also today saying u.s. service members here are required to carry fully loaded magazines in their weapons at all times. today's attack occurred in western afghanistan, farah province. according to officials u.s. special forces were there to train the afghan local police, villagers trained to protect their home towns. as they were handing out weapons one of the afghans took his and turned it on the americans, killing two in cold blood. the assailant himself was then shot and killed. so far this year there have been more than 30 so-called insider attacks claiming 39 coalition lives. most of those are americans. it is eroding the trust between the afghan and u.s. forces here at a crucial time as the united states tries to withdraw from its longest war. lester? >> we turn now to our pentagon correspondent jim miklaszewski. mick, what's the word? are we looking at a series of rogue attacks or does the pentagon believe this
coming up today at 4:00 on nbc bay area. >>> america's golden girls, bay area athletes claimed gold on the field, in the pool and in the sand. live reports from the south bay and london where a northern california gold rush is on. >> don't you think rate-payers have a right to know how you're spending their money? >> a major local utility company wants to raise your rates and executives won't explain how they're spending your money. the nbc bay area investigative unit demands answers. >>> good afternoon. i'm janelle wang. >> i'm jessica aguirre. we're on with you a little earlier than usual because of the olympics. >> and nbc bay area news will begin right after daytime olympic coverage bringing you special reports from london and profiles of our bay area athletes. we have lots of them going for gold today. >> first, we want to start with a developing story. missing for 15 hours, within the last hour, though, we've learned a young mother and her 2-month-old baby are safe and okay. the man suspected of kidnapping them at gunpoint in oakland last night is still on the run. oakland pol
blaming the messenger? nbc gets trashed for its coverage of the olympic. especially after complaints to twitter led to retaliation against the british newspaper critic. what were these companies thinking? >>> a freelance reporter exposes new yorker writer joan elyra as a serial fabricator who made up quotes from bob dylan. and lara stonewalled him the whole time. >> he lied to me in that conversation, actually. he lied to me in his confession. >> we'll talk to michael moynihan about how he feels about costing lehrer his job. >>> talk about lying, the former editor of "the new york times" is the victim of a hoax perpetrated by wikileaks. bill keller on that bizarre episode, media bias, and feelings about fox news. i'm howard kurtz, and this is "reliable sources." >>> now if you had to pick a moment, a snapshot, a glimpse of the tensions between romney and the press corps, it would have to be this. at the tail end of a foreign trip consumed by negative headlines, the republican candidate was walking toward his car after a wreath-laying ceremony within earshot of reporters. >> governor
in a year. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. welcome to our viewers across the nation including the pacific time zone. i'm lynn berry. and today we begin with getting down to business. after brutal blows from each side, by the end of the day wednesday, it seemed the candidates on the campaign trail were easing up on the personal attacks and zeroing in on one issue, medicare. nbc's claire leka joins us now from washington with more on this. claire, good morning to you. >> good morning to you, lynn. yes, that's right. it has been a war of words between president obama and gop rival mitt romney with words being tossed around like "unhinged" and "hate," and both candidates now going at it in blistering fashion on the latest hot campaign topic. both campaigns spent the day firing at each other over medicare. president obama was joined by the first lady on his third and last day of campaigning in iowa. he attacked gop claims that his health care plan reforms cut medicare by $700 billion. >> i propose reforms that will save medicare money by getting rid of w
in rich monday, i'm jody hernandez, nbc bay area news. >> okay. thank you. concerned community members will get the chance to hear directly from chevron within the next hour. refinery officials and civic leaders will gather for a public meeting at 6:00 at the richmond memorial convention center at 403 civic center plaza. they will have a crew at that meeting. we'll take you there live on nbc bay area news. >>> air quality experts are expected to be at tonight's public meeting. since last night, hundreds of east bay residents have been showing up at hospitals, complaining of smoke related illnesses. throughout the day people filled emergency rooms at doctors medical center in san pablo and the richmond medical center. more than 500 patients arrived with concern about sore throats, watery eyes and breathing problems brought on by the smoke from the refinery fire. health officials say people with asthma or emphysema were hit the hardest. >> i'm just hoping and praying that everything will be okay for all of us. you know? to be okay from this. because i know what that was doing. i know it
captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> on our broadcast tonight a mass shooting in wisconsin. a gunman opened fire in a religious temple. at least seven people are dead, more critical. >>> wild weather, raging wildfires claim dozens more homes in oklahoma. we are there tonight, as well. we are also keeping an eye on a pair of tropical storms. >>> seven minutes of terror, that is how nasa is describing their high stakes mission to mars. it is happening tonight and they have one chance to stick the landing. >>> and here at the olympic games what a day for the home team. a gold rush the likes to which they haven't seen in over 100 years. >>> also who is the fastest man in the world? we have the answer. "nbc nightly news" from london begins now. >>> this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams reporting tonight from the olympic summer games in london. >>> well, good evening from london. tonight we begin right back in the united states with the news that arrived this afternoon that there had been another terrible outburst of violence, a shooting, a bad one inside a
was perhaps getting ready to bear down on florida? "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. in a moment, we'll talk about the potential hurricane that might be heading for florida just as the gop convention is scheduled to start up there next week. but first, let's talk about the storm that enveloped the gop today, days before their convention. it starts with that missouri congressman running for senate who made comments about rape, that the head of his own party calls biologically stupid, ridiculous and bizarre. well, today his party, even mitt romney, tried to get him to get out of the race, told him not to come to the convention. this is a very unwelcomed drama prior to the party's big show. because he says he's not budging. it's where we begin again tonight with nbc's andrea mitchell. >> reporter: todd akin trying to stay out of sight and trying to explain what he meant sunday, when he said, women rarely get pregnant in cases of legitimate rape. fighting back with a tv commercial. >> rape is an evil act. i used the wrong words in th
nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with lester holt. >> good evening it is fair to say no single event of the modern era has held the awe and fascination that we witnessed 43 years ago when neil armstrong became the first man to step foot on the moon. he was an american hero. fitting to his words one giant leap for mankind he would be ultimately be decorated by 17 countries. he inspired a generation to believe that anything was possible. and so there was great sadness today that we learned that neil armstrong watt dead at the age of 82 when complications to a recent heart operation. we begin our look at his legacy with tom costello. >> reporter: they are words forever etched in the memory transmitted from 240,000 miles away. >> that is one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. >> with those words neil armstrong gently touched his foot down on the moon. followed soon after by buzz aldron. minutes later, armstrong described to all of us what it was like. >> it has a stark beauty all its own. much like the high desert of the united states. diffe
in a canadian a bat makes its tv debut, causing chaos in a canadian newsroom. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. welcome to our viewers across the nation including the pacific time zone. i'm lynn berry. and today we begin with disaster area. danielle lee has the latest on new orleans. good morning. >> reporter: between morning. after more than 24 hours of relentless rain, we're finally getting a small break in the storm. a downed street light, blown out windows and damaged signs here, but that's not the case for other parts of the city. rooftops are all that are seen in some parts of the city. hundreds are stauing in shelters. isaac i may not have had the strength of hurricane scene narks b scene nark ykatrina, but it's l thousands in can despair. the national guard had to rescue dozens stranded in top floors of their homes after a waufl water toppled over the 18 mile local levee. despite isaac's determination, the federal levees prepared following katrina have done their job, sparing much of new orleans significant flooding. >> we have for reason
of the nation remains stuck in a very dry place. anne thompson, nbc news, new york. >>> overseas we continue to follow this fighting in syria. the rebels way outgunned and up against seemingly impossible odds as they fight the regime and fight their way across the countryside. our chief correspondent richard engel is reporting and today encountered the fighting up close. he reports from ariha. 40 miles outside the big city of aleppo. >> reporter: at 11:00 a.m. attack helicopters circle the sky. from a rooftop we hear the assault begin. it sounds like artillery and tracings from the helicopters. we move down to the alley to try to find out why syrian forces are attacking this city of 70,000 south of aleppo. we see civilians fleeing from open areas searching for cover and rebels on motor cycles on the main square. it appears a large military cyc the main square. it appears a large military convoy was passing through and as the troops were moving past here the rebels in this town opened fire on them. in a makeshift rebel media center activists try to upload videos of the attack they have taken
overwhelmed power grid. we begin tonight with nbc news veteran foreign correspondent, jim maceda. >> reporter: imagine being caught in a blackout the size of america and then double it. traffic lights, hundreds of trains and subways, all grinding to a halt. that's the kind of chaos that people in india, as many as 670 million of them, faced over the past two days, as half of the national power grid shut down. so did an electric elevator in a mine shaft in west bengal trapping some 200 coal minors for hours. and air conditioning, even fans stopped in many hospitals. i paid for an x-ray, says this patient, but because of the blackout, i can't get it now. monday's outage was bad enough, but as switches tripped across the country, a 2,000 mile swath from the border with china to pakistan, was plunged into darkness. officials overwhelmed, blamed the states for using more power than they were allocated by the national government. but analysts say record blackouts are bound to happen, as an outdated grid just can't keep up with the appetite of an emerging economic superpower. >> there are going to b
into their city. live, san jose, nbc bay area news. >>> okay, good work, thanks damion. >>> and as the bay area heats up, the state regulators are asking you to power down, use less energy today because of the heavy demand on the power grid. we're tracking the hottest temperatures from the nbc bay area weather center. >> reporter: and yes, the likely stress will come from the east bay, that is where the temperatures are the hottest, brentwood at -- 104, and gilroy, you topped out at 104, the big thing we're noticing as compared to this time yesterday, the cooling onshore wind is making it further -- you can see the numbers quite a bit cooler than this time yesterday with plenty of low-to-mid 80s. now let's bring you into the widespread look. what we're developing is the fog onshore, the key component to getting the numbers dropping to the next two to three days. however, it won't drop enough on saturday. for the air quality, spare the air day, we'll talk more about the temperatures and how long this stay this hot in just moments. >>> okay, thank you very much, jeff. i want to show you video of
taking place. >>> thank you, rob. >>> our storm coverage continues now with nbc bay area's jay gray in fort myers, florida, tonight. one of the areas that's expected to be hit hard. >> isaac continues to rack the caribbean. at least four people were killed in haiti. a clear and powerful warning for the gulf coast. >> everybody from louisiana over through florida needs to be watching this carefully and taking initial preparations. >> in fort myers, that includes sandbags. >> the storm surge and the size of the storm itself that we're concerned with. we're very anxious about this. >> nerves are on edge in tampa where preparations continue. events scheduled for monday, the first day of the republican national convention have been pushed back to tuesday now because of the storm. >> i think if the chairman thinks it's better for public safety and one thing or another, i'm all in favor of it. >> emergency teams geared up and are ready to move in when isaac moves through. >> there are over 800 red cross workers in the state of florida right now. as the storm decides where it's going to go,
in mississippi and louisiana where as many as 70 people were rescued from the raging flood waters. nbc's jay gray reports. >> reporter: it's been more than 24 hours of driving rain and violent winds. still, isaac shows no signs of ending its relentless attack on the gulf coast. >> we'll be dealing with this storm through early friday morning. >> reporter: in many communities including plaquemines parish where water topped the levee, survivors are dealing with more than they can handle. >> i'm exhausted and tired. it's really bad. >> reporter: in some areas more than a foot of rain has left standing water and more is likely on the way. downed trees and power lines have left more than 700,000 in louisiana alone without electricity and for many it may be a week or more before it's restored. in many areas there are clear signs it will be difficult to get around. roadways, rivers, neighborhoods swallowed by flood waters. forcing rescue teams to pull survivors out by boat. >> it was almost halfway up the flight of steps. it was quick. i didn't expect for it to be like this. >> reporter: few did, and no
and his wife kate arrive in germany just in time for tea. texas texas captions paid for by nbc-universal television hello >>> hello and good morning i'm lynn berry. and today we begin with health and taxes. the battle continued with teams obama and romney trying to convince voters young and old that their plan is the most financially fit. meanwhile a mitt romney bach shell about his personal tax rate has sparked fresh controversy. nbc's claire leka joins us all with all of this. good morning. >> good morning to you. mitt romney called the interest in his personal tax returns small minded but it looks like an issue that's dogged him all summer long and if the obama administration has their way, they want to keep his millions front and center. you could call it taxgate. presidential hopeful mitt romney say his won't release more tax returns. but explaining how his medicare plan would work using a whiteboard in south carolina yesterday he did give his clearest explanation yet. >> over the past ten years i never paid less than 13%. i think the most recent year is 13.6% or something
for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. and today we begin with an energized states. the president and his number two traded jabs with team romney/ryan. they're 12 weeks to go until november and all the big issues are fair game to energy and jobs to wall street. nbc's steve handelsman has more. >> reporter: they clashed over energy, barack obama in wa,io mitt romney in ohio with coal miners slamming t president for toughening regulations. >> if you don't believe in coal or independence for america, then say it. >> reporter: wind is one alternative the president pushed. >> the wind industry now supports 7,000 jobs here in iowa. that's worth fighting for. that's what's at stake right now. >> reporter: an election about big choices. that was the president's theme on his iowa tour, and the challengers, romney raised med carry in a new ad. >> now that you need it, obama has cut $716 billion from medicare. >> reporter: that's a cut to doctors and hospitals, not seniors. romney's running mate, paul ryan's medicare plan would keep those cuts and in t
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